Introduction to Printmaking

This is your introduction to the printmaking processes of etching, relief and lithography. You will explore each technique by creating an edition of prints and will gain knowledge of plate preparation, image making, ink, paper selection and printing.

Participants must have a valid Fleisher membership. Please note that our tuition-free classes for adults fill very quickly. If you are considering purchasing a membership in order to register for a tuition-free class, please click “register” to check whether or not the class is full prior to your purchase.

What you will learn in this class:

  • Gain a basic knowledge of printmaking types and history

  • Explore etching—image making, plate etching and printing

  • Explore relief printing—linoleum plate prep, image making, cutting and printing

  • Explore lithography—polyester plate prep, imaging making and printing

  • Gain an understanding of paper types, ink types and print editioning

Required supplies for the start of the term:

  • Notebook (optional)*

  • One pad newsprint (at least 14x 17 inches)*

  • HB pencil*

  • Black permanent marker (Sharpie)*

  • 5×7 inch zinc plate*

  • Four sheets of Rives BFK 250 weight paper*

  • A supply kit for this class is available as an additional item at the time of registration for $51.00. Supply kits can be picked up at Fleisher’s school store on the first day of your class.

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10 percent discount on art supply purchases.